Aleh Bolatau

sentenced to 3 1/2 years of imprisonment


Date of detention: 24 April 2022

Charges indicted:

Art. 370 of the Criminal Code — Desecration of state symbols
Art. 368 of the Criminal Code — Insulting the President of the Republic of Belarus
Art. 367 of the Criminal Code — Slander against the President of the Republic of Belarus

Sentence: 3 1/2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Marharyta Lantsevich

Aleh Bolatau

Aleh Bolatau is a citizen of Russia. He is charged under Article 367 ('Slander against the President of Belarus'), Article 368 ('Contempt of the President of Belarus'), and Article 370 ('Desecration of the state symbols') of the Criminal Code.

On December 27, 2022, in the Kastryčnicki District Court of Hrodna, Judge Marharyta Lantsevich sentenced Aleh Bolatau to 3 years and 6 months of imprisonment in a general-security penal colony.

He is now in Prison #1 in Hrodna.

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